Site recommendation "Die Deutschen Orden"
I found a rather nice reference site for post-war German awards and decorations that might be of interest to our members. (Apologies in case the link was posted before, but at least to me, it's a new one.) The site is run by Alexander von Sallach, author of the well-known reference book "Die Orden und Ehrenzeichen unserer Republik" (last published in 2011 in its fourth edition) and intended as a companion piece to the printed works. It's in German, but should be easy to navigate even for non-German speakers.
Now click the "Zu den Auszeichnungen" link. Use the drop-down menues to select a specific state [ "Wähle ein Bundesland" menu] and/or award category ["Wähle eine Kategorie" menu], then click the search ["Suchen"] button. Alternatively, the round buttons at the bottom of the page can also be used for state-/category-based navigation.
A search function offering the possibility of a direct search for an award/decoration by its name is available as well.
The awards and decorations are presented with their name/designation, measurements, year of institution/period of existence and a color photograph.
07-13-2014 01:03 PM
Andreas, great site thanks for posting ! it will be well used by me !
Prost ! Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)